New Dramatists will pay tribute to Angela Lansbury at its May 16 spring luncheon, when the non-profit group will present the actress with the 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award. The event will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan's Times Square. According to the Keith Sherman & Associates press office, among the notables taking part in the ceremony are Kathie Lee Gifford ( Putting It Together), Bernadette Peters ( Annie Get Your Gun), Stephen Sondheim (who penned Sweeney Todd), Eartha Kitt ( The Wild Party), retired news anchor Walter Cronkite, Susan Lucci ( Annie Get Your Gun), Hal Prince (director of Sweeney Todd), Beatrice Arthur ( Fiddler On The Roof), Dionne Warwick, Lauren Bacall ( Waiting in the Wings), Olympia Dukakis ( Rose), Lily Tomlin ( The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe), Terrence McNally (author of Master Class), Marin Mazzie ( Kiss Me, Kate), Brian Stokes Mitchell ( Kiss Me, Kate) and Davis Gaines ( Phantom of the Opera).
Tickets are $175. For information on the luncheon at the New York Marriott Marquis (45th Street) call (212) 757-6960.